Looking for a fun night out that also benefits a great cause? Join DISC on June 13 from 7-9pm at Painting With A Twist-Middletown for an evening of painting, wine, and raffle prizes. 50% of the class proceeds will go to DISC’s small grants fund, which supports invasive species projects throughout Delaware. In addition, this class will be taught be DISC’s very own Vice-chair, Linda Bailey!
Seats are $40 per person, which includes all painting supplies. Painting With A Twist provides a complimentary bar with beer and wine. This event is open to the public, so be sure to share the flyer above!
Raffle tickets will be available purchase (1 for $2, 3 for $5, and 8 for $10). All raffle ticket sales will go to DISC. Prizes include a $40 Painting With A Twist gift card, a painting, original artwork, and more!
The Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species is requesting proposals for their annual small grant competition. The deadline for applications is March 11, 2019 at 5pm. View the full request for proposals here, or visit MAPAIS’s Funding Opportunities page.
The mission of the MAPAIS is to assist state and federal agencies and other stakeholders in developing and implementing strategic, coordinated, and action-oriented approaches to preventing and controlling aquatic invasive species (AIS) in the mid-Atlantic region. The driving force behind the mission is to strengthen cooperation, coordination, and communication on AIS issues within the region and beyond.
The Delaware Invasive Species Council (DISC) is offering a small grants program and encourages interested groups and individuals to submit proposals for projects that address an invasive species problem in Delaware. Approximately $1,000 is available to fund one or several projects with a start date of January 1st, 2019 with a one year completion deadline. Please refer to the RFP for complete details. All proposals are due by 5 PM on November 15th, 2018.
DISC members got a behind the scenes look on September 13 at Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek. Our members toured the newly planted meadows, woodlands, and shorelines where we discussed restoration, invasive species control, and techniques used by the horticulturalists.